Friday , 22 September 2017


BJP Muddies Its Hands In Tamil Nadu

IT is eight months since J Jayalalithaa died but her party the AIADMK (All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam) has not come out of the crisis her departure triggered in Tamil Nadu politics. She had run the party for years as an organization devoted to her. She was a cult figure. She could swing votes single-handedly. In such a party, ... Read More »

Lessons For Congress From Bypoll Results

THE victory of the BJP in bypolls in both the constituencies of Goa, Panaji and Valpoi, was more or less on expected lines – the difference being only in the speculated margins. The results should hopefully teach the Congress some lessons. One, that it should start working hard to rebuild support in Panaji and Valpoi. The party has virtually forsaken ... Read More »

BJP’s Vote Bank Politics In Haryana

The conviction of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, the guru of a sect called Dera Sacha Sauda, on charges of rape led to violent reaction from his followers in various parts of Haryana on Friday. The violence could have been prevented had the Bharatiya Janata Party government in Haryana prohibited the gathering of an estimated 1.5 lakh followers of his before ... Read More »

A Laxman Rekha Beyond Which State Can’t Intrude

In a landmark judgement a nine-member bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar unanimously decided that right to privacy is a fundamental right intrinsic to right to life.  The order is going to have far-reaching implications for the life of citizens, as “privacy” covers a world of areas and issues, ranging from sharing of personal ... Read More »

Ethical Standards In Housing Sector

After a few months’ delay the Goa government has finally uploaded draft Real Estate (Regulation and Development) rules and invited suggestions from the public over the next ten days. Once the final rules are notified they are expected to establish a system by which builders, real estate agents and brokers would be bound by their commitments, such as on apartment ... Read More »

Muslim Women On Road To Equality

Once again, the Supreme Court has come to the rescue of the Muslim women whose lives were governed by the practice of triple talaq under which the husband had only to utter the word ‘talaq’ thrice to divorce his wife. Please like & share: Read More »

No Guardian Of Goa’s Natural Environment

The High Court of Bombay at Goa has stayed the order by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) to shift jurisdiction of Goa from the Western bench of National Green Tribunal at Pune to the principal bench at Delhi. Surprisingly, Gujarat and Maharashtra continue to be under the Pune bench but Goa has been moved. The MoEFCC ... Read More »

Lucky Seven Is Unlucky For Goa

The offshore casino vessel, MV Lucky Seven, which got grounded off the Miramar beach over a month ago, has now developed a 12-metre crack at its bottom, making its removal more difficult than was expected.  The vessel has also developed a host of problems with its propeller broken and sunk in sand. It is feared that the vessel might become ... Read More »

English, Native Tongues And Children Of Goa

The Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) has emphatically reversed its ideological stand on the use of regional languages as medium of instruction in schools. Please like & share: Read More »

Stoppage Of Mhadei Diversion By Karnataka

GOA scored a major victory over Karnataka on the issue of diversion of water from the Mhadei basin. The counsel for Karnataka, Fali Nariman, on Thursday assured the apex court that no construction work on the Kalasa-Bhandura diversion project will be undertaken by the state. Such assurances given in the past were not honoured by Karnataka, so Goa will have ... Read More »

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